Archive for October 24th, 2017

As Caterpillar Inc. goes, so goes the world economy.

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Want to snag a well-paying job without putting four or more years into a bachelor’s degree?

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McDonald’s Corp. is preparing to up the ante in the fast-food price wars.

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I have argued that risk is underpriced because in large measure of the structural changes in the markets and participants positioning. Risk is an ever-present condition that cannot be eliminated, though it can be shifted through time and redistributed in form.
In today’s market many believe that they have achieved protection over risk, but they actually are becoming its servant.
And when investors and quant strategies such as risk parity and volatility trending are all increasingly on the same side of the volatility boat, the odds favor that the boat likely will tip over.
Black Monday — Oct….

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The problem with the Trump Administrations approach to free trade is that they seem to have it confused with a football game, where the goal is to rack up a higher score than the other team. But under free trade, the score goes up for both sides whenever either team crosses the goal line.
Many cant get away from the notion that trade is a competitive sport, with the objective being to beat the other team. The political economist Robert Reich, not the biggest fan of an unmanaged economy, used to tell a story that illustrates how many people think the goal of economics is to post a…

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Recent reports from some news outlets have claimed the Jones Act; a nearly hundred-year old law that helps support Americas domestic shipping industry, has hampered the aid and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. One of the more recent iterations of this attack line, referenced in a October 9th Huffington Post story quoted Senator John McCain who argued the Jones Act will continue to hinder much-needed efforts to help the people of Puerto Rico recover and rebuild from Hurricane Maria. The truth is quite different.
Logistical issues are plaguing recovery efforts for sure, but none of…

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<p>Ever since the epic housing crash of the last decade, homeowners have been incredibly conservative with their housing debt.</p>

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to build a new city on the Red Sea coast, promising a lifestyle not available in today’s Saudi Arabia as he seeks to remake the kingdom in a time of dwindling resources.

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Sears had controlled the iconic tool name for 90 years. Now, Craftsman is looking to grow with its new owner through other retailers.

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This summer, GGP broke ground on a new shopping mall, a seemingly risky venture in a world where retailers are closing hundreds of stores and malls across the country are trying to reinvent themselves.It could be one of the last enclosed malls ever built in the U.S.

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Here's what you need to know as you begin thinking about your cash flow and savings targets for next year

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Sears will no longer sell Whirlpool appliances after a century-long partnership, with the struggling department store blaming costs

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<p>The Dow Jones industrial average rose sharply on Tuesday on the back of strong quarterly results from 3M and Caterpillar.</p>

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<p>U.S. stock index futures point to a higher open on Tuesday as earnings season kicked up a notch.</p>

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Farm-state interests just conquered Big Oil in a fight over biofuels, proving that in Donald Trump’s Washington, King Corn still reigns.

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